Into the Fire

Our mini-tour of National Parks complete, it was time to make the long-dreaded trek back to Yuma, Arizona for Kathie’s June dental follow-up visit. The heat we encountered at Zion was nothing compared to what was in store for us! The trip from Zion to Yuma was going to take two days so we headed...
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4 weeks of a whole lotta nuthin’

We decided to wait out the rest of winter in Tucson and Phoenix before heading further north in the spring, so back to Tucson we went. Being back at Catalina State Park almost feels like coming home since we’ve been here multiple times and it’s still one of our most favorite places to stay. When you’re home,...
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Boondocking: the good, the bad, and the ugly

above: desert art at eye-level (top-left) isn’t fully appreciated until viewed from above with a drone! Being back in the Southwest meant we could finally put our solar panels to use! On the east coast and much of the south, the dense population and lack of open public land makes it almost impossible to find any free land...
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2015 Year In Review

It’s January 2016, and it’s hard to believe we’ve been on the road for 20 months. Where 2014 was about getting started and learning the ropes, 2015 was an amazing year of exploring the U.S, as we made a complete loop around the country. Here’s a quick look back at 2015, with a few selected...
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Family, friends, and so much food!

above: Opie and Jaxon surveying our beautiful camp site in Reston VA. After six weeks in Northern VA, it’s time to lift up the jacks, say bye to family and friends, and head toward warmer climes. When we originally scheduled six weeks back home (technically it is no longer home, but I think I’ll always consider...
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A hail of a storm

Yesterday started out as another beautiful day here in Custer, South Dakota. Hot (high 80s), clear blue skies, and some moderate winds, just like every day here. The forecast called for a 50% chance of rain in the afternoon, and by around 4:30PM the sky got very dark, winds picked up, and some intermittent sprinklings...
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Someone turned up the sun!

above: the walking bridge between the RV sites and tent sites at Tolt River We decided to try the Kingston-Edmonds ferry to get from the Port Angeles area to Seattle. It would save us 50 miles of driving, although any gas savings is more than canceled by the ferry cost. Still, we thought it would...
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